Why Mattress Names Vary by Retailer

January 8, 2020

If you've ever tried to compare a model at one store to another, you may have found that it simply doesn't exist anywhere else. Or if you've tried to replace an old mattress with an exact match, maybe you could only find it at one retailer.

Doesn't that seem strange?

If you delve a little deeper, do some more research, you may realize something. A mattress you're looking at might be very similar, maybe even identical, to one that you've found elsewhere. Only it has a different name.

Curiouser and curiouser.

What if we told you that they really are the same mattress, and it's all a trick? This may seem like some sort of conspiracy theory, but it's actually pretty close to the truth.

Why the Name Game?

With most products, manufacturers establish a uniform name that remains consistent across retailers. In the mattress world, however, there are retailers who use different names for the same model, with little to no difference in the actual product. Why? Well, a different name makes it more difficult to price compare and shop around.

If you're looking to compare the price of Retailer X's "John Doe" mattress to Retailer Y's "John Doe" mattress, you may find that Retailer Y doesn't carry the "John Doe." In fact, no other retailer carries the "John Doe". So if you want that mattress, you have to go to Retailer X. What they don't tell you, is Retailer X's "John Doe" mattress is exactly the same as Retailer Y's "Jane Doe" mattress. This way, the retailers don't have to compete and can charge whatever they want.

Same, Similar, and Comparable

Retailers defend complicating comparison shopping by making subtle changes to the mattress. These changes are usually insignificant. But this way, they can say that the "John Doe" and "Jane Doe" mattresses are different because they use different fabrics in the quilt. Or they have an extra 1/4-inch of foam. Sometimes, they just use different colors or quilt patterns. But for all intents and purposes, these mattresses are the same to the customer. They feel the same and use the same major components, but may have a different name, look, or subtle construction differences.

In some cases, these mattresses can be exactly the same. Often, there are only a few aesthetic or minor material changes. Even in the case of an extra 1/4-inch of foam, the differences in these comparable mattresses will be indistinguishable to the customer.

The US-Mattress Advantage

Our experienced, factory-trained mattress experts know this game and can help you work around it. We can quickly identify which model you've seen somewhere else and find you the exact match or a comparable model on our site, for less. Call 1-800-455-1052 to find out how much money you can save.

Our high-volume purchasing power and low overhead allow us to offer substantial mattress savings. This is why we exist, and how we've matched over 500,000 customers with a new mattress so far. We don't need games to win customer loyalty, our prices and exceptional customer service take care of that.

Best Products, Best Prices

US-Mattress has the largest mattress selection in the world. We carry the top brands like Serta, Sealy, Tempur-Pedic, and many more, all at the lowest prices. These are the same high-quality mattresses you'll find elsewhere, the only differences you'll find are in the prices and names.


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